Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This is one of those stories.

Hey amazing people,
I hope you are all doing fine today. Here is a little inspirational story that I got for you. I was just reading it myself and thinking it would be great to share it because all humans can relate to this and it could be harder for some people to deal with stress more than others. I love how this story perfectly sums up the reality of life and how the moral of the story is so accurate. I truly hope people gets inspired by this and doesn't stress much and worry less because too much of it will only make things worst. Always keep smiling! :)

The Weight of the Glass

Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.  As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question.  Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”

Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.

She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter.  It all depends on how long I hold it.  If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light.  If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little.  If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor.  In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”

As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water.  Think about them for a while and nothing happens.  Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little.  Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”

The moral:  It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries.  No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.  Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you.  If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down.



  1. I feel this story so much! Describes a lot of what I'm feeling right now.

    Also, a nice twist on the 'glass half full or empty' analogy : people who ask if the glass is half full or half empty are missing the point. The glass is refill-able!

    In other words, just because you lose something in life, something goes wrong and you feel down, doesn't mean it'll be like this forever.

    1. Hey Julia :D Ommg yesss, you are so right :D We should think positively here. This story is inspiring :) Thank you!

  2. This story and Julia's comment are both very inspirational, thank you for sharing :D


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